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Today’s review is about an eye pencil that i recently discovered. Its by Sephora, their in-house brand, called the Contour Eye Pencil 12 hr Wear Waterproof in the shade Surfer Babe.
Price : INR 870 for 1.2g
Product Description : What it is:
A contouring eye pencil for a big, beautiful look that lasts up to 12 hours.
What it does:
Enhance and enliven your eyes with the bold, long-wearing color of these eye pencils. The silky formula is resistant to water, heat, and humidity, ensuring up to 12 hours of smudge-less wear.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
This product was not tested on animals.
Ingredients: Isododecane, Mica, Synthetic Wax, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Polybutene, Glyceryl Tribehenate/Isostearate/Eicosandioate, Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), Nylon-12, Polyethylene, Perfluorononyl Dimethicone, Synthetic Beeswax, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Tocopherol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Phytosterols, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sorbitan Oleate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate.
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Sephora has been opening several stores all over India and bringing several exciting brands to us. But I have heard such good things about their in-house, their very own brand, Sephora Collections, that I had to try. Usually, when I try a new brand, I tend to go for their lipsticks. But I have had such an overload of lipsticks lately that I literally don’t need a new one for next 5 years ( doesn’t mean I wouldn’t buy more, obviously! 😛 )
This eye pencil is your traditional, wooden base, need-to-sharpen kind of pencil. It comes packaged in a plastic shell vacuum sealed onto it. The bottom tip is color coded, and pretty darn accurate.
The tip of the pencil is nice & pointy when it’s fresh but it obviously starts to get blunt upon use. When you sharpen it, some amount of product gets wasted as well. But that’s the case with all sharpen able pencils and if that’s a concern for you, then stick to the twist-up kind of pencils.
The consistency is truly gorgeous. It is soft & silky upon application. You know how some water-proof pencils tend to be chalky & hard, this is the exact opposite! It feels like butter and does not tug or pull at all when you are applying on the eye lids. This is a boon, especially for us who have a little loose skin over the eye lids.
This shade is what drew me towards this collection, its one of those perfect teal-peacock blue- shimmery shades that would suit all skin tones and would just look stunning with brown eyes! Its not too light that it would be turquoise and it’s not too dark that it would look black! Just right! Plus it has this duo-chrome kind of quality, when the light hits it at the right angle, it shows in its teal blue glory but at certain angles, it would look almost black!
Okay, now for the longevity. Now this is where most drugstore kind of products fall flat! They say water-proof etc etc but they really are not. For this particular product, I would say.. it is quite long-lasting. It lasted on me for good 10 hours on the waterline ( which is a great feat in my opinion). It did smudge slightly towards the end of those 10 hours but nothing too bothersome. Is it water-proof, NO. Is it water-resistant, YES! That means that it would definitely resist getting washed off it you splash your eyes with water but if you wash your face with soap, then it would fade away.
To remove it completely, one would need an oil-based makeup remover.
One of the BEST qualities of this product is that it didn’t cause any irritation to my eyes, which is generally the case with all blue-based eye products! However, if you read the ingredients then Mica is 2nd on the list and it can be an irritant to many. So please use your discretion.
Over all, I would say it was a pleasant surprise for me. I never expected this pencil from this brand to perform well and it did.I would definitely love to try some other shades.
However, Sephora India does not house most shades in stock and one can’t even shop online from them here, so in that department Sephora, you need to STEP UP.
I would rate this product 4.5/5
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DISCLAIMER : AS ALWAYS, ALL PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT BY MY OWN MONEY. I AM NOT SPONSORED BY ANY BRAND OR COMPANY IN ANY WHICH WAY. ALL OPINIONS MENTIONED ARE MY OWN.